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New diets, eating habits grow in popularity with mixed results

New diets, eating habits  grow in popularity with mixed results

Dani Orloff

May 5, 2018


Filed under Student Life

As senior Hannah Wolk reflects on her experience participating in the Whole30 challenge she said she felt electrified after the lifestyle change. “I definitely felt a lot healthier and not very bloated at all,” Wolk said. “I would normally feel bloated after a big meal or eating a lot of sugar, ...

Juice bar looks to attract Park community

Juice bar looks to attract Park community

Sofia Seewald

February 24, 2018


Filed under News

As local owner and founder of Vibe Organic Juice Bar Amber Thielen prepares to open her juice bar off of Excelsior Boulevard, she said she hopes to gain interest among people of all ages for her business. “We’re trying to attract everyone in the community,” Thielen said. “People ask me if I h...

Mediterranean restaurant replaces West End Dairy Queen

Mediterranean restaurant replaces West End Dairy Queen

Sophie Olmen, Katie Hardie, and Hayley Westwood

February 16, 2018


Filed under News

Upon discovering the West End Dairy Queen was leaving in place for Roti Modern Mediterranean, junior Anika Hanson said she was interested in learning more about the new restaurant. “I’m upset that the DQ (Dairy Queen) is closing because I went there for ice cream a lot, but I’m excited to try the...

Community service provides meals during break

Community service provides meals during break

Sumaya Mohamed, Yonit Krebs, and Brooklyn Donelson

January 10, 2018


Filed under School clubs and activities

With a few months of volunteering experience accomplished, junior Leensa Ahmed said she has enjoyed helping people within the Park community. “It's been pretty cool going out and being able to shop for families who need it, and being a student who’s helping out other students in the St. Louis P...

Renaissance Festival transports Minnesotans back in time

Renaissance Festival transports Minnesotans back in time

Lukas Levin

September 26, 2017


Filed under City Entertainment, Reviews

Walking through the castle gates of The Renaissance Festival, I was reminded of the magical experience it provides for people of all ages. Going to the Renaissance Festival (Renfest) has been a family tradition of mine ever since I was five-years-old. Of course, for older kids, the Renfest has lost...

‘Glow-coming’ to offer inclusivity

‘Glow-coming’ to offer inclusivity

Anna duSaire, Atticus Raasch, and Annabella Strathman

September 11, 2017


Filed under News

With the Homecoming dance occurring the second week of school, students’ faces won't be the only things glowing. According to Student Council advisor Lindenberg, the dance will feature glow-in-the-dark elements similar to that of a previous theme. “There was a glow in the dark kind o...

Science Department organizes weekly potlucks

Science Department organizes weekly potlucks

Alex Balfour, Yonah Davis, and Navjot Kaur

January 11, 2017


Filed under School clubs and activities

When Chemistry teacher Alexander Polk enters the science room on a Potluck day, he feels relieved in his ability to unwind and share pre-made food with his peers. According to science teacher Alan Wachutka, the science department teachers participate in a weekly potluck with various themes depending ...

Eating greens improves performance

Samyu Yenamandra

October 27, 2016


Filed under Sports

It can be hard for student athletes to maintain a sufficient diet, according to registered dietician Alyssa O’Brien, but O’Brien said eating right is necessary for athletes. “(Eating right) will give you nutrients to support energy and endurance to sustain energy during a game. You need to get ...

Meet the Makers

Meet the Makers

Jonah Kupritz

October 9, 2015


Filed under School clubs and activities, Showcase

Nutritional services staff share about their jobs, themselves

Greeks share tradition with the community

Greeks share tradition with the community

Makagbe Kuyateh

September 5, 2015


Filed under City Entertainment

Last year, the Greek Fest sold more than 2,000 dinners, 300 salads, 2,000 orders of french fries and 2,000 spanakopitas and tyropitas. “Taste of Greece” gathers authentic Greek food, music and culture near Lake Calhoun during Labor Day weekend every year for the past 27 years. Katherine Boosali...

Restaurants bring worldly cuisine to the Twin Cities

Restaurants bring worldly cuisine to the Twin Cities

Julia Nathan

March 19, 2015


Filed under City Entertainment, Multimedia, Showcase

It may be tough to fly around the world to get a taste of different cultures, but with these diverse local venues, diners have the opportunity to sample a variety of international dishes without a passport. ...

Restaurant Review- Aji: Contemporary Japanese

Restaurant Review- Aji: Contemporary Japanese

Isaac Greenwood and Josh Scal, Staff Writer

March 9, 2013


Filed under Reviews

Asian cuisine restaurant fails to impress   Recently opened on Main St. in downtown Hopkins, Aji restaurant serves up Japanese cuisine in a modern, sophisticated venue. Only a ten minute drive from Park high school, Aji serves some decent options—if you’re willing to pay the price. Upon entering...

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